7.30.09 Red Rocks (Photo: G.Lucas)


Jam of the Day:

Mike’s > Horse > Silent” 10.29.96 II

This nugget of darkness finds Phish in Tallahassee, amidst their last set before Halloween ’96. Playing with Karl Perazzo, warming up for Remain In Light, the band sat into a thick “Houses In Motion” groove during “Mike’s” second jam.




7.25.99 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Torrent

7.25.99 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Megaupload

Deer Creek '99 Pollock

This second-to last show before Phish flew the coop to the Fuji Rock Festival contains has plenty to offer, as both sets are strewn with highlights. This reader request goes out to phoompapa!

I: Meat, My Friend, My Friend > My Left Toe > Whipping Post > Makisupa Policeman, Saw It Again, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Cavern

II: Birds of a Feather > Walk Away, Run Like an Antelope, Suzy Greenberg, Hold Your Head Up > Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself

E: Loving Cup

Source: Schoeps cmc641’s > Aopgee AD1000> DA-P1

785 Responses to “Thursday”

  1. mrfergie Says:

    Also – just want to share with the board – I’ve just received a long awaited and much deserved promotion and raise 🙂

  2. marcoesq Says:


    I thought Seth Greenberg just came out and said he wanted to stay in Blacksburg? maybe not
    we played them last week and for some reason I thought he was telling the crowd he’ll be back

    Oh well, I think he’s be better at st johns. Vatech plays so small, he needs to run and gun

  3. Marshall Says:

    congratulations Mfergie! Take the rest of the day off to celebrate.

  4. Kaveh Says:

    Has only tried to download the Mikes from today. I get a David Bowie from 10.12.94.

  5. verno329 Says:

    Congrats mrfergie!

  6. Kaveh Says:

    @Miner – can this link be fixed?

  7. Chuck D Says:

    morning all,

    Will Phish ever play Whipping Post again?

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    @ marcoesq- its all speculation and rumor, who knows.

    morning spin anyone?

  9. gratefulcub Says:

    How about Gorge 98, Set 2? I have limited time before I go catch my flight home!!!

    2001>Xavi’s Song>Weekapaug>0

  10. mrfergie Says:

    Ha – thanks Marshall, however the promotion and raise also comes with more work

  11. marcoesq Says:


    I just read that and was like, wtf?? and then read your last post…classic

    Gorge sounds good, whos got a source?

  12. marcoesq Says:

    nugs net has it, anyone have a better one?

  13. Marshall Says:

    Listening to some Phish this past weekend I was reminded what things were like when I was a noob back in 1994. At that time, all I could get my hands on were the studio albums, which at that time were Junta, Lawn Boy, Nectar, Rift, and the then-newly-released Hoist. Setting aside the age-old debate about the differences between studio and live cuts, what was different about Phish was that some of the real heat of their catalog was completely unavailable to me, since I wasn’t part of a tape-tree, didn’t have access to TMWSIY, and there weren’t many illegal bootleg CDs around at that time. Plus, without the internet, I had no way of know what songs they were playing at shows.

    Thus, in 1994, the following songs, while in heavy rotation and considered fan-favorites at the time, might as well have not existed for me:

    Mike’s Groove – (note: even after I had tapes, I still couldn’t figure out what “I am Hydgrogen” was – remember there were no track stops)
    Suzy Greenberg
    Makisupa Policeman
    Ya Mar
    Slave to the Traffic Light
    AC/DC Bag
    Harry Hood
    The Curtain (and Curtain With)
    The Sloth
    I Didn’t Know
    Halley’s Comet
    The Lizards
    Punch You in the Eye
    Runaway Jim

    Aside from the Grateful Dead, I doubt seriously that there is another band who has so much unreleased material; in other words, few other bands where you cannot hear their music without going to shows or having show recordings.

    One of the reasons I became hooked, lined, and sinkered.

  14. cal Says:

    Morning everybody!

    mrfergie–Congrats! I’d say a Black 47 show would be a perfect way to celebrate. I haven’t seen them in many years but at least back in the 90s they put on an outstanding live show. (full disclosure: I’m a huge Irish music fan. But I don’t think you have to be to dig the band.)

    Somebody yesterday put forth the possibility that Phish might skip the Gorge this year. I will be crushed if that happens. I am dead set on my first Gorge experience this year.

    Kinda funny–I said for so many years that I wanted my first RR experience to be Phish…then found out about them getting banned, but still had hopes they’d return…then they broke up, and I ALMOST broke down and flew out there for a Trey show in ’05, but the fates conspired against me. Last year, my dream came true!

    Just hoping my Gorge dream can come true in a timely fashion now.

  15. marcoesq Says:


    Thats what I was saying before, still a good Bowie though 🙂

  16. sumodie Says:

    @neemor: Yup, I am concerned that the production company behind Phish’s 3D film is the same as for DMB 3D.

    Pushing a film out in less than 6 months seems like a rush job.

    However, the U2 3D flick, which I did see, was excellent. BTW, it was filmed/produced by one of the owners of the former Wetlands Preserve.

    So Kung Fu is headed to the Iron Horse in Northampton MA, hmmm…

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    whats the date on that gorge show?

  18. marcoesq Says:

    Oh, Miner’s got a source for Da Gorge….on it

  19. marcoesq Says:


  20. verno329 Says:

    @Marshall Completely agree with you. Not many bands you could see where they could play 25 songs in a night, have only 10 or less be from released albums, and have the crowd go crazy at the start of each song. Their unreleased catalog isn’t full of throw aways like so many bands. In some cases their unreleased stuff is what you strive to catch at a show.

  21. neemor Says:

    Yeah, sumo…I may make the trip for that one…
    We’ll hook that up.
    Iron Horse is slick.

    Congrats, fergie, next time drinks are on you!

  22. cal Says:

    Marshall–That’s definitely one of the aspects of the Phish “legend” that really played to my sensibilities too. It’s all part of the nature of the band, making every show something special for the fans. Outsiders are always welcome, but you have to really invest time and effort to become immersed.

    I guess I’m not really devoted enough to any other “jambands” to know if this is prevalent amongst others; I suppose it is for some? The only band I can think of offhand with a similar plethora of unreleased tunes that make up their live show is Secret Chiefs 3.

  23. gratefulcub Says:

    marco, I tried my best to complete the Trey is to Landon ACT/SAT question, but it just didn’t work.

    Landon is to US Soccer what Kang is to SCI.

    Not trying to offend Cheese fans, just saying that they aren’t winning the world cup this year.

    Miner’s Gorge source is nice, and an otherworldly second set.

  24. Marshall Says:

    @ Verno329 – there’s always a little talk about how Trey wants to make a huge record – one that really garners some popular attention (how can a real rock star Not want this, at least a little, right?). Well, the unrecorded back catalog is so chock-full of greatness, that they could blow up the popular music scene if they went in to the recording studio to memorialize some of the older songs. Not sure if Lillywhite would be the right man for the job. Maybe someone like Brendan O’Brien.

    Doesn’t really matter to me since I’m part of the fanbase. But in terms of long term “legend” status, it would be nice for future generations to be able to own these songs.

    This also sort of touches on the issue that was discussed with that chick from Sleater Kinney that did the piece on NPR about trying to learn to love a band she didn’t already. She complained on her blog that it was difficult to get to know Phish quickly because there weren’t definitive versions of so many of their “great” songs.

    I think Phish is going to need to do this before The End.

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    @mrfergie – congrats man that’s great 🙂

    @marshall – I too remember peering into the tapes to try and figure out wtf “i am hydrogen” meant in all that music between the mikes and paug lyrics ..

    I also recall when slip stitch and pass came out a slight outcry in the air over it being the “first official mike’s” and whether it was fitting for that honor or not (in the intro trey skims over some of the lines in a jazzy kind of way and then it descends into all of the careful w/ that axe and the end madness) . And some lamenting that mike’s had been released at all and it was no longer a “secret” among those in the know.

    It is all so much easier now. I discovered the other day that with pirate bay you can actually download torrents that contain entire years full of grateful dead soundboards. Now I know this is not officially sanctioned activity but damn – it’s a dream come true for a high school kid so starved for tapes and clueless about how to get them like I was in the early 90s.

    “these kids today don’t know how hard we had it” 😉

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