Ten Tunes For Friday

Hampton '09 (J.Volkhausen)

And the weeks continue to peel off the calendar, moving ever closer to the beginning of June. Telluride is all but confirmed, and a full tour should be announced in a couple of weeks. But until then, here we are on Friday again, and here are another ten jams to move the day along just a little bit quicker; a short cut to the weekend. All the selections can be downloaded using the orange song titles, per usual. Enjoy the tunes!


Antelope” 8.28.93 II

Kicking off this Friday is a fierce piece of improv from the band’s last show of Summer ’93 at Berkley’s Greek Theatre. Phish played six out of seven months between February and August, taking only June off, and you can hear the results in the communication during this mind-numbing “Antelope.” Typifying the peak month of August, Phish took this jam to several dynamic places before setting the gearshift for anywhere.



Timber > David Bowie” 7.26.97 II

12.2.09 (W.Rogell)

This extended trip into the dark side opened up the second set at South Park Meadows, the now defunct venue in Austin, Texas. Both Dallas and Austin this summer featured Bob Gullotti on a second drum set, as he sat in with the band for four straight sets. This is the fourth of these sets, and perhaps the most impressive segment from both nights.



Tweezer” 4.21.92 II

This personal favorite took place at a Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA, and catches the band on one of their earliest stretches of truly sublime music out west in the spring of ’92. In this “Tweezer” Phish fuses rhythm and melody in a soaring groove that is truly ahead of its time. Check out one of the greatest gems from the band’s west coast swing of lore.



Reba” 8.16.93 I

12.4.09 (W.Rogell)

Another multi-part journey, this “Reba” bears no resemblance to the song’s usual contour. Moving as far from usual territory as possible, Phish morphs from an eerie canvas into a somewhat more conventional feel, but this adventure never stops, as Phish annihilates this jam like few other “Rebas”in history. And it’s the fourth song of the show. (Bear with the less than ideal recording, trust me, its worth it.)



Runaway Jim > Free”  Oswego 7.18.99 II

With a airplane runway doubling as an over-sized dance floor, Phish took this “Runaway Jim” into the realm of funk, turning the afternoon jam into an overtly playful piece. Eventually segueing into “Free,” the festival-sized grooves continued to flow all day long.



Drowned” 12.3.97 I

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

On this night, Phish gave “Drowned” the Fall ’97 treatment. Funking up this version at the onset of The Spectrums’ second night, the band prepped the crowd for two sets of non-stop dance music. This is another piece that drifts far from charted territory.



Wolfman’s Brother” 8.6.98 II

This multi-faceted version opened Lakewood ’98, moving from classic Summer ’98 grooves into a more intricate mid-section, and then an ambient outro. This standout version flies way under the radar with so much shining from Phish’s beloved summer tour.



YEM” 7.19.03 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

This stellar “YEM” ended Phish’s two-night, post-hiatus return to Alpine Valley. Within this excursion, the band engages in some thematic jamming that stands up as one of the era’s defining versions of their classic.

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1,038 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. halcyon Says:

    Second everybodie’s sentiments here. Been around this site for a long time, and what an amazing community this is. I can’t say it enough and post my sentiments every couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you. Srsly. Tonite’s Sammie Smith is for all of you here.

    miner if you have utorrent … right click and towards the bottom of the menu you will see a force re-check, you can also right click and select update tracker. I wish I could remember all the steps I took to get them in order. It was a combination of the link I posted earlier, doing a force re-check, and updating the tracker.

  2. Mr.Miner Says:

    Mr.C. just confirmed. My best friend here in SF is basically best friends with derek. I know him, didn’t know his last name. As ssoon as I just saw that, I KNEW it had to be him.

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    ok. here’s the issue I”m having cut and dry.

    1. I have a folder of 100+ torrent files
    2. I have a folder of all the filesets to back them up
    3. I have a new utorrent program.

    Everytime i try to add torrent, it begins downloading. I then “force-recheck” but then when I press play again, its still downloading. Anyone know what’s up.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    sorry miner, i have no torrent skills. wish i could help.

  5. Lycanthropist Says:

    @Miner and Mr C

    that is an amazing connection.. of all the people that could have been the one to reconnect you Mr. C, it was Miner. Wow thats some cool shit

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    I just woke up from a nap, and I don’t want to miss the chance to throw in my own two cents about how much I love the BB.

    This is the coolest phenomenon!

    I hope I can meet as many of you as I can in the next few months.

    Thank you, Mr. Miner, for starting this, and thanks all of you for making this place what it is.

    @Lycan: You should have real mail in the next few days.

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah thats awesome

    Derek got me back into phish and then introduced me to my wife

    so I’d kinda like to be back in touch

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    torrent issue? C? any idea?

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    ^^It’s so cool to me how tight the phish community really is.

    Mr.C, I’m sure someone will find him for you.

    That was one of the most interesting things about talking with AW in Milwaukee. He knew a lot of people on the board and around the community from his touring days.

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    C, Miner and Derek. 3 degrees I guess? Anyway, that’s good stuff. Hope you can tell us how things went somewhere down the line C.

    I just enjoy getting to know and learn so much about a tiny little fraction of the people I’ve been standing and/or dancing next to for so many years without knowing them. It makes my connection to this thing so much richer.

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    Miner, I’m wrangling lumber bids for a DIY project right now, I’ll read back on the torrent thing later this evening

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    Derek and I first met at Jambay shows I think, WOW Hall stuff

    great guy

    stoked to get in touch

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    @Mr. C

    still waitin on your thoughts of the TSU with horns show 😉

    no worries though, i know you got a lot of music on your plate

  14. butter Says:

    Antelope is the heat from TTFF

    daughter is wiggin out, jumping all around
    learning the secret language

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    oh! I spun it. Thought it was light years beyond the one from earlier in the month. REally good. Will listen again soon and post actual thoughts but bottom line is, very nice progression in a couple weeks

  16. halcyon Says:

    Miner…what kind of computer are you on?

    Gdad….thanks for the GSW tip, revisited their site was a trip down memory lane. I have been revisiting the few shows I have lately.

  17. Gavinsdad Says:

    Sure thing Halcy

  18. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    This site has been great keeping me pumped for phish, who spent a lot of time very far from me in ’09 sadly. Especially getting everyones thoughts on Indio when we were drinking beers back at the room after the show. The iPhone basically makes it very easy to be compulsive about keeping tabs, hard to keep up though so mostly I lurk. Trying to fix that now and then.

  19. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Oh and @ebeneezer, just missed your post last night. I live in Ravenna area.
    And I confess sometimes I find myself talking like neemor, which is strange.
    Just kidding.
    Sort of.

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    PC for this stuff

  21. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    oh nice, i’m in west seattle….have some friends up in lynnwood, that’s about as far north as i usually get.

  22. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    That’s far enough, and then some I’d say. I’m near university village mall.

  23. cal Says:

    TG: LLFA!!!

  24. gavinsdad Says:

    I always wonder about who Tzara actually is whenever I see your posts Tzara’s Ghost? that a phish reference blowing past me?

    side note: in 1988 i went to a college in Dover, DE. one of my dormmates introduced me to his friend at U of D. We used to ride up there to get, what i think was, the first “kind bud” we ever got our hands on. little lime green indica balls. seriously, like little golf balls. we saw our share of dead shows together. i ran into him after like 15 years last fall at a PAF show in NYC only to find out that he lived 15 mins from me in S. Jersey. he got in touch via FB. we just discovered that both our wives are asleep on the couch and we’re meeting a local bar to “exchange gifts”, sup some malt backed ales and rejoice in old friendship. as some of you were saying, the bonds we form around music are very strong. i wouldn’t dispute this.

  25. ThePigSong Says:

    I too love the bb. Can’t keep up like the old days (8-9mo ago) but I pop in from tome to time and I’m always overwhelmed by the love and compasion on this board!
    First thanks to Miner for all the daily goodies, and second but certainly not least thanks to all the regulars who keep the peace and information flowing.
    Much love to all!

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