Ten Tunes For Friday

6.16.09 (B.Kisida)

Welcome back to Friday! This week’s “ten tunes” includes a couple one-two punches on the menu. Enjoy the songs, and as always, click the orange song titles to download each selection. Have a great weekend!


Stash” 4.2.98 I

The Island Run in the spring of ’98, resulted in some of the best music the band has ever produced. With four shows chock full of lightening, one of the most impressive jams of the weekend gets overlooked in the first set of the whole shebang. Moving through the darkness, Nassau’s “Stash” arrives in sacred territory.



Seven Below > Buffalo Bill” 6.25.04 II

Phish jammed coherently right up to the end of their post-hiatus years, contrary to what many’s believe. Their last full tour in the Summer of ’04 provided more than a few highlights that stand up long after the fact. This “Seven Below” from the first night of Alpine is one of them.



Tweezer > On Your Way Down” 10.2.99 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

A serious groove-fest from the Target Center in Minneapolis opened a phenomenal second set. One could tell by the methodical pace of this “Tweezer” that it would be a keeper, and with a perfect come down, this combination remains in listening rotation to this day.



Bathtub Gin > Keyboard Cavalry” 12.5.95 II

Typical of December ’95, this UMASS “Bathtub Gin” ferociously rips through many different places before landing in “Keyboard Cavalry.” Trey and Mike’s interplay direct much of this version, as the band moves dynamically through an intense musical trek.



Twist” 2.24.03 II

An alien encounter in northern New Jersey.



Antelope” 10.24.95 II

A fierce relic from Fall ’95, this “Antelope” is renowned as one of the all-time greats.



Cities > Free” 9.24.00 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

The second Target Center excursion featured this Friday, this show represented one of Phish’s last gasps before calling it quits the first two weeks later. Moving from liquid funk into deep space, Trey emerges from the ether with a set of rhythm chords setting up a transition into “Free.”



You Enjoy Myself” 10.10.99 II

In the last show of Fall ’99, Phish opened their final set with this multi-faceted “You Enjoy Myself,” including a lengthy ambient jam before the song even begins.

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863 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Selector J Says:

    Gadiel’s page was huge in the late 90s-00s.

    btw back then, rec.music.phish (aka rmp) was like phantasy tour. Started out cool… then was overrun by idiots.

  2. Marshall Says:


    I don’t think he puts as much into it these days as he did 10-12 years ago.

  3. Marshall Says:

    @ selector J – were you an English major?

  4. Marshall Says:

    ^ Case-in-point – Gadiel’s link to Miner’s site is old. Points to the old URL.

  5. Selector J Says:

    nah… out of high school I thought that was goingto be my major… then I failed English 101 because I stopped going to class during fall tour. oops.

    ended up a geology major

  6. garretc Says:

    Is there any way to make a blackboard wide agreement not to move normal conversation over to the TAB posts when those get put up? It’d be real frustrating having to switch back and forth to catch everything!

  7. Marshall Says:

    I only asked because you use apostrophes correctly and few non-english majors do. sillywilly will get them right because of his legal writing classes (where I finally learned grammar and punctuation).

  8. Selector J Says:

    I’m so glad someone finally noticed 😀


    I’m just a little OCD about writing, I guess. I do a lot of science writing these days so that keeps me on my grammatical toes, as well.

  9. Marshall Says:

    OK – I’m out. later.

  10. Selector J Says:

    garret: I kinda think it’s already an unwritten rule. There are only a handful of comments in those Trey posts. It’s good to say it out loud, though. All in favor… Aye! (I think the aye’s have it. Motion granted.)

    Marshall, you’re gonna have me punctuating like a term paper now. 🙂

    Well, folks… That’s gonna be it for me tonight. I’m off to do dishes and then to sleep.

    And like neemor I’ll leave with some advice:
    Check the roots reggae under “The Congos” if you haven’t already. A little neemsbane goes a long way with that album. A loooooong way.

    Selector… out!

  11. garretc Says:

    And so concludes the Island Run… Good stuff! Definitely glad I got to those sooner rather than later! Europe ’97, here I come!

  12. Selector J Says:

    i lied. selector… in (for one last post).

    ^should have clarified for those that don’t read every page of comments “The Congos” to which I refer are in my mediafire. Click my name to link.

    also, i was reading that lame ass “Trey repairs his karma” thing and came up with what I thought was a pretty funny (for me) retort to his snarky little piece. Using this quote from the last line of his post:

    “He hasn’t written much that’s been interesting since the last time he was loaded.”

    So what’s your excuse?

    Kinda lame to bring it over here, I know… but that’s as funny as I get. Had to share.

    Selector… (really) out!

  13. garretc Says:

    I know you’re gone Selector, but I must chime in that I like few things in life more than the so delayed it’s too late to actually say it comeback… One of my specialties!

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