Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94

Apologies for Friday. One unexcused absence for Miner. Here we have two shows from Canada at the beginning of Spring ’94. Enjoy the three-day weekend. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – respect.

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Torrent

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Megaupload


I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Fluffhead, Glide, Julius, Bouncing Around the Room > Rift, AC/DC Bag

II: Peaches en Regalia, Ya Mar, Tweezer > If I Could, You Enjoy Myself, I Wanna Be Like You > Hold Your Head Up, Chalk Dust Torture, Amazing Grace

E: Nellie Kane, Golgi Apparatus

Source: B&K 4011


4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Torrent

4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Megaupload

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart, Stash, The Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Scent of a Mule, Fee > Run Like an Antelope

II: The Curtain > Down with Disease, Wolfman’s Brother, Sparkle, Mike’s Song > Lifeboy > Weekapaug Groove, The Squirming Coil, Cavern

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Nellie Kane, Sweet Adeline

Source: Panasonic SV-3700> RCA cable(S/PDIF)> Tascam PCI-822(48k)>
Cool Edit Pro(44.1k)> CDWav> MKWshn


Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Lifeboy” 5.22.94 II


Another nugget from Canada ’94.



“Reba” 12.4.09 I MSG, NYC

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460 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94”

  1. Weekapaug Says:

    I know a girl who lives in Montreal that flew down to the States 5 times this past year to see Phish. You’re not alone.

  2. voopa Says:


    They think that we’re being irresponsible. Or using it as an excuse to be irresponsible. While we may be a bit hedonisitc, we’re far from that.

    I have no problem with the choices other people make in this regard (generally), and I do enjoy reading and hearing stories about other people’s children, here and elsewhere. But we have our reasons. And I don’t mind being the crazy Uncle.

  3. Frankie Says:

    No problem Mr.P! That soundcheck is some of the best Phish of the year and i love to have the DJ from the Bunny before and after as it puts you in the mood of that fantastic weekend…

  4. TheBluths Says:

    @ Neemor ya, only millennium show thus far. It’s been too long!

    If i recall the amphitheater shows were mostly full. 93′ and 94′ shows were packed – but that was a 3000 person indoor venue.

    lot scene is pretty sparse unfortunately. No shakedown to speak of, as I recall.

    We need some love up north! Spent too much time/$ traveling to 5 shows this year!

  5. Frankie Says:

    Guerilla Radio style…

  6. Neemor Says:

    Thanks for the metal image, Bluths…welcome.

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    guarantee if phish played in toronto they could sell out the ACC

  8. Neemor Says:

    I’m on lala.com listening to some of the outtakes from the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light.
    Brilliant stuff, some of them.
    One called ‘Double Groove’ is classic.

  9. Frankie Says:

    Thanks Week! I was making fun mostly… Montreal would make a great Phish city though…

    Summer at Parc Jean-Drapeau, on an island on the St.Lawrence river overlooking the city with the sunset behind the stage… perfect setting for Le Phish…

  10. Robear Says:

    ‘Shine A Light > Ghost’ from Miami = 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. Marshall Says:

    One “Brian Williams” (or equivalent) sends a lot of information to a lot of people who see a lot of images and send a lot of money to the organizations who are set up logistically to help. Reporters and doctors are needed. 200 years ago, there would have been one paragraph in local newspapers about a week after the earthquake hit. That’s probably why close to half a million Chinese died (that’s right … 200,000 one time and 225,000 another time) in two earthquakes during the 20th century.

    BTW – there’s a new fund that you can donate to set up by the white house and spearheaded by ex-presidents Clinton and Bush.

  12. cal Says:

    Yep, George Martin=producer (some argue 5th Beatle).

    voopa–I think “irresponsibility” is bringing children into the world, then acting out your jealousy towards people who make different choices by begrudging them the freedom you’ve lost.

  13. butter Says:

    Sup, guys

    back in the states

    customs in Miami was nuts

    folks with letters from Haiti with stamped seal who’s

    passports had been crushed from the earthquake

    back in Sonoma

    Go Phish

  14. Neemor Says:

    Welcome home, butter.

  15. halcyon Says:

    @ Robear & Jdub….Skiing conditions out in CO are the worst that I have ever seen in the 13 years out here. Bleak is not an exaggeration. We haven’t had any snow in 3 weeks.

    Re: The Beatles, if anyone hasn’t read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell he discusses how 10000 hours is the approximate amount of work into a particular craft to help make one successful. He discusses The Beatles, and before they released their first album they were playing 8 hours a day 7 days a week at a music club in Hamburg for a few years. By the time they released their first album they had their “10000” hours of practice in. When the time came for their album to be released they as a band were ready.

    I highly recommend any of Malcolm Gladwell’s writings. Insightful, interesting, thought provoking reading.

  16. halcyon Says:

    Welcome back Butter.

  17. Marshall Says:

    To be blunt, I don’t care about the people in Haiti. I’m not saying I don’t have sympathy for their plight, as I actually do care about people, and I don’t wish anyone to face such struggles. But if I judge myself as harshly as we all should sometimes, then I have to admit that I don’t really truly care about them. At least, I don’t care about them, even in their suffering, as, say, I care about Phish. For instance, in 2009, I probably spent close to $800 on tickets. Add to that, the gasoline, hotel rooms, plane tickets, etc., that come along with catching tour stops. Easily over $1500, maybe closer to $2000. This is chump change compared to some others who catch dozens of shows per tour year.

    Being honest, I texted $5 to Yele as soon as I found out about the disaster. That’s nothing; less than the price of a beer at a show. And I won’t miss out on a beer next time; I’ll still get it. I will likely donate more money soon (around $100, maybe $200, if I’m being totally honest). Last night, my wife and I actually discussed the idea of going on a relief mission in a few months (the relief effort will be months, maybe years long). But, that could just be “talk.” We’ll see, I guess.

    The world is a small place these days. As I posted above, years ago, we wouldn’t even have known about the Haiti situation. Now we know about every single disaster that happens around the globe. We all talk about it. We donate money, time, thoughts, prayers, etc.

    But in the end, when facing up to reality, I can’t escape the truth that I don’t care about the people of Haiti as much as I care about my own personal life. If I did, I would donate $2000 to the effort and spend as many days down there as I spent on tour last year. Selfishness is a bitch.

    Schindler’s dilemma, basically.

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:


    Jerry Garcia Band
    09/16/89 (Sat) Poplar Creek Music Theater – Hoffman Estates, IL
    Set 1: Cats Under The Stars, They Love Each Other, Let It Rock, I Shall Be Released, Someday Baby, Dear Prudence, Let’s Spend The Night Together
    Set 2: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Think, Waiting For A Miracle, Evangeline, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Tangled Up In Blue

    Entire show with Clarence Clemons (e street band

  19. jdub Says:

    Marshall- I applaud you for your personal reality check. Sometimes we don’t admit the whole truth to ourselves. Giving your time is really the best you can do when you don’t have thousands of dollars to spare

    Mr. Palmer- thanks for the Garcia dl, you put out some unexpected treats and I catch em at the right moment

  20. Marshall Says:

    And for the record, I’m not trying to put myself into the same league as Schindler. Just saying that his dilemma, how to balance saving humanity with living one’s own life, is one we all deal with, whether we face up to it or not.

  21. Marshall Says:

    agreed JDUB – time is worth way more than money, if it can be given effectively. Obviously, the island of Haiti can support only so many benevolent visitors at a time, therefore money is important too.

    Point really being that my heart needs to grow.

  22. butter Says:

    wow Marshall

    bein’ pretty hard on yourself

    or just honest

    i care about the people of Haiti because of personal

    relationships i made with Haitian people in Turks and Caicos

    some of whom still had not been able to get ahold of their families

    as of yesterday

    a few others families’ had contacted them and let them know

    all was good

    i wonder exactly where the $ we donate goes

    but, i think you can “care” about people without

    having financial strings attached

    some of the Haitians i spoke with were touched that my

    cracker tourist ass truly hoped their family was ok

    and took the time to sympathize with them and shoot them

    good vibes and hope

  23. butter Says:

    “and spend as many days down there as I spent on tour last year. ”

    they don’t want you to go their Marshall

    the airstrip is crucial for getting machinery, medicine, food, water

    and doctors and nurses into the country

    there is not any infrastructure to support extra people

  24. Marshall Says:

    Your point is valid Butter. When I see their plight, I am moved, without question. I have given and will give more $. I have prayed for them. I don’t think I’d be human if I wasn’t touched by the enormity of their struggles. It’s just the mirror thinks I could care more than I honestly do.

  25. butter Says:

    Your point is valid too, Marshall

    every dollar we spend is a vote

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