Weekend Nuggets: Reader Requests – Old School

3.25.93 Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA < Torrent

3.25.93 Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA < Megaupload

Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA

This one goes out to Neemor!

I: Chalk Dust Torture, Guelah Papyrus, It’s Ice, Possum, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Glide, Rift, Horn, Magilla, Run Like an Antelope

II: Axilla, The Curtain > Sample in a Jar, Uncle Pen, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Kung > Icculus > Fly Famous Mockingbird, The Wedge, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Golgi Apparatus

E: My Sweet One, Big Ball Jam, Sweet Adeline*

*without microphones

Source: Unknown


12.28.90 The Marquee, NYC, NY – SBD < Torrent

12.28.90 The Marquee, NYC, NY – SBD < Megaupload

Phish - 1990

This one goes out to Corey!

I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Horn, Reba, Llama, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Golgi Apparatus

II: The Landlady, Possum, The Squirming Coil > Tweezer > Manteca > Tweezer, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, My Sweet One, The Divided Sky, No Good Trying* > Hold Your Head Up*, Don’t Get Me Wrong*, Funky Bitch*

E: Bouncing Around the Room, Highway to Hell

*John Popper on harmonica.

Source: SBD


Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Have Mercy” 7.17.99 I


Sunset at Oswego – day one.



“Disease” jam 12.31.09 III


“Demand > Seven Below” 12.31.09 I


781 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Reader Requests – Old School”

  1. jay Says:

    @marshalll, I think they use tape like the pageant queens (and drag queens for that matter) šŸ˜‰

  2. garretc Says:

    @Marshall, I believe it’s often accomplished through the regular pulling up of said pants, if not constant holding? I dunno though, I’ve always wondered myself… (And I’m young, so if I’m wondering I’d say it doesn’t make you sound old!)

  3. gus Says:

    hmmm….all this ‘lost’ talk has got me thinking about maybe watching it…i’ve never seen it.

  4. stitchstash Says:

    That is so awesome that Mrs. Miner made a visit to the Blackboard. I have been at home with the kids many times while my husband was away on Phish tour. There were moments when I missed my husband and Phish but honestly, I would have missed my kids even more. Now I just try to enjoy whatever life throws at me.

    The first time we ever went away with out the kids was to MOE Down 2 summers ago. We ended up camping next to a family and ended up missing our kids the whole time. Now I value the time away from them so I can still be a kid. It is all about the balance.

    Lycan, I tried to start yesterday morning with some Blueberry Pie but I wasn’t able to give it my full attention. Life is busy right now and music is just a beat to help me focus on what I have to do. I do like what I hear though. I’m going to listen again tomorrow.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    meaning two blogs on wednesday? one Phish post and one place to discuss LOST, with or without anything written by me?

    Iā€™m down as hell!”

    genius idea by @lycan! thanks miner!

    that is the PERFECT solution

    re: getting started on Lost now – yeah do NOT try to jump right in for season 6 or anywhere but at the start – you will be robbing yourself of the best aspects of the whole thing, the incredibly long term arcs of character development, plot and symbolism, all the depth of meaning they’ve built up.

    For instance: (no spoilers): rewatching season 5 finale last night we identified a major piece of symbolism related to one of the biggest open questions there is that ties directly back to a very memorable conversation from Season 1.

    There’s a lot like that.

    It’s not all perfect. There are lulls in the middle of a couple of the seasons. There are actors that don’t work out.

    It’s totally worth it.

  6. jay Says:

    @marshall, another theory is they are so dirty that they could stand up on their own šŸ™‚

  7. Marshall Says:

    The entire blackboard is gonna get lost now.

  8. Timbuk2 Bob Says:

    That Santa Cruz show was my first Phish experience. Unfortunately, at the set break, I thought the show was over and I walked home. I remember thinking “Man, I hope they didn’t play a second set”. I never heard the second set until I found the show online last year and downloaded it. A true “Doh!” moment.

  9. jay Says:

    @stitch, Mrs Miner posted here? Today? Under her own gravitar? When and where?

  10. garretc Says:

    It was actually mostly yesterday Jay, but still this post… Way back towards the beginning though…

  11. Marshall Says:

    @ Jay – she posted yesterday – but this thread – about page 9 or 10 I believe. As with Lost, you can’t just dive in at the end.

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    I think Lost is simply in another category from other TV shows – between the way it structured, the overlapping arcs of different lengths, and the way the producers intentionally fostered the internet aspect of things, the “alternate reality games,” all of that…it’s a unique work of art

    most of the stories I can think of that are structured like that are graphic novels, foremostly Gaiman’s Sandman, actually, to tie back to a not-too-much-earlier thread

    virtuosic acts of storytelling

  13. Marshall Says:

    Granvitar … that simple misspelling reminded me of a device we termed the gravitator back in college. It involved a two-liter bottle with the bottom cut-off inserted into three-liter bottle full of water with the top cut-off.

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    the virtuosity within the Sandman book “World’s End” is quite ridiculously amazing…I mean to post about that a few weeks ago when I finished re-reading it. At one point it is a story within a story within a story etc either four or five levels deep and it doesn’t come across as a gimmick. It’s like a postgraduate masters’ course in storytelling.

    Puts most modern literature to desperate shame IMO.

  15. garretc Says:

    Hmmm… Marshall, that doesn’t seem very practical! You’d be spilling your soda everywhere… I guess college is a time for figuring things out though, so it’s understandable that you’d be discovering the workings of a bottle! Haha

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    gravity bongs!

    haven’t thought of those in years

    ah, the years of improvised smoking devices…

  17. Marshall Says:

    I was referring to “gravitar” as a mispelling of “gravatar.” graNvitar was a typo.

  18. garretc Says:

    My favorite improvised smoking device that I’ve come across thus far was The Lung…

  19. stitchstash Says:

    I started watching LOST awhile ago but i thought it was supposed to get cancelled. Is this not true any more? I fell off after they had that huge break. Then I missed half the season when it came back on. Dare I say, I felt LOST. I guess I’ve been missing out.

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    “gravitar” sounds like some kind of awesome rock and roll sci fi weapon/musical instrument with which you can melt faces both symbolically and literally by transforming the natural force of gravity into the awesome power of rawk!!!!

  21. gus Says:

    i don’t want to break up the conversation, but while we’re talking about TV shows that are a work of art…i would say FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is definitely one. it is truly amazing. it’s mostly improv, with just a very loose script for the scene. the acting is incredible, some of the best ive ever seen. a bunch of the actors are unknowns, taken just from around the area where it’s shot (austin, texas). i highly suggest it.

  22. Marshall Says:

    the 2 liter (or what was left once the bottom was cut off) just about equaled a freshman’s lung capacity per single pull (or in this case, a pull then a push).

  23. garretc Says:

    I somehow have yet to actually use a gravity bong for some reason… I guess I’ve just never been that in need of improvised means of smoking

  24. stitchstash Says:

    Out of all the improvised smoking devices, that would have to be my favorite. Water is good.

    Jay, yes it was yesterday.

  25. stitchstash Says:

    In High school we did the full gallon. We were a crazy bunch of kids, with no parental supervision. Do you know where your children are?

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