Weekend Nuggets: Mike’s Songs


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As Mike wraps up his eight-show mini tour this weekend, let’s turn our attention to the few recordings that have been posted. Along with the tour opener, these are the only shows that have surfaced on line for now. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to these yet, but reports from the road have been glowing. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Mike’s band, grab these for your weekend enjoyment! If you do get to see a show and would like to write a reader review, send your piece to mrminer@phishthoughts.com.


3.7.2010 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsburg, PA < Torrent

3.7.2010 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsburg, PA < Megaupload

I. Only A Dream, Can’t Stand Still > Pretend> Can’t Stand Still, 15 Step > Midnight*, Where the Soul Of Man Never Dies*, Cruel World, Soul Food Man

II. Dig Further Down, Hap Nappy > She Said, She Said, Crumbling Bones > Morphing Again, Meat > Another Door

E: Country Boy*

*With Danny Barnes on Banjo

Source: (FOB) Busman Bsc1 (Cardoid) > Fostex FR-2LE (Busman T-mod)


3.9.2010 Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD < Torrent

3.9.2010 Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD < Megaupload

I. Frame Jam > Can’t Stand Still, Couch Lady, Be Good*, I’m Deranged^ > Walls of Time ^ > I’m Deranged ^, Emotional Railroad > Voices

II. Andelmans’ Yard, Sugar Shack, Jones > Swamp Music, Nobody’s Home, The Grid, River Niger, She Said, She Said

E: Another Door

* Debut
^ with Danny Barnes, banjo

Source: AKG C460Bs/CK 63-ULS > Naiant LittleBox > Edirol R-09HR


Jam of the Weekend:

Mike’s > Simple > Contact > Weekapaug” 8.16.96 II

A fierce “Mike’s” from The Clifford Ball, with all of its accompanying accoutrements.




“Mike’s Song” – 12.4.09 MSG

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799 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Mike’s Songs”

  1. Lycanthropist Says:

    12 15 95 bowie is the thickness

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    lycan – just did IT (disc 2) last nite in that baned state you speak of…goodness.

  3. Mitch Says:

    might have to put on disc 2 tho with all the love on here

  4. Mitch Says:

    sufficiently baned already

  5. Marshall Says:

    Speaking of jams entering other songs … at Deer Creek night 2 2004, there’s big DWD jam inside of Walls of the Cave to close out the second set. Real nice.

    Camden CD – 13:00 – and its all type II at this point. Very deconstructed.

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    my prob is if i put on a dvd. i cant check in here with you guys

    now that is a problem when you are torn between two addictions

  7. Marshall Says:

    @ mitch – if you do, beware that you’ll enter a semi-lucid state during Waves only to return to Earth during the Pebbles and Marbles jam. It’s happened to me many times.

  8. Marshall Says:

    Just watch the DVD with one eye and the board with the other.

  9. cal Says:

    Lycan–I should’ve said about 3:20…there’s a definite guitar riff there from another song, I just cannot place it. It’ll come to me a few months down the road and I’ll probably run into a traffic light or something.

    I found that show, my bad; was using the wrong search parameters. That will be next on my list after this 2.26 show…

    re: #line, I get zapped back to Rothbury a lot of times when I hear it, particularly at Trey’s solo show in Milwaukee…That whole weekend was amazing, but being there for Trey’s return to performance after such a long and presumably painful break…I know it’s kinda cliche now, but he looked so happy and healthy up there with just his acoustic guitar, and when he played “Alaska” and “#line” it was so obvious that these were going to end up as PHiSH songs, it just tore me right open.

    Seems like some of these 3.0 songs (inc. “Stealing Time”, “Light”) are striking a cord with me more than almost any 2.0 material.

  10. fromthetub Says:

    Why is it that over the last couple of days, each time I check in here you all are talking about what I just listened to? Wow. Was just listening to IT…

    Nice to know there are like minds. 🙂

  11. ChefBradford Says:

    Lycan, just pause it every 3 or 4 minutes, you’ll be fine. Just pick out the slow or shitty parts…of…the…DVD

    oh, wait


  12. Lycanthropist Says:

    my computer is hooked into my tv… cant have em both going at the same time

  13. Marshall Says:

    Hitting play on Tweezer right now 11:14 pm edt.

  14. ChefBradford Says:

    cool, I’m hitting it now, Marshall

    how did you like the CD?

  15. Marshall Says:

    I haven’t watched Disc 1 from IT more than twice. I could almost toss it, since there are no complete songs on it (at least I don’t think there are).

  16. Marshall Says:

    I dug it, Chef. It is definitely more ’99 compared to the Keyspan version, which, as you wrote, gets all 2.0 ambient and spacey. At this point, the Keyspan stands out as unique to my ears (mainly because I still haven’t spun that much 2.0 material … trying to rectify that).

  17. Marshall Says:

    This Tweezer just went into the drop.

  18. Marshall Says:

    Wickedly wicked and beautifully beautiful at the same time.

  19. Marshall Says:

    wait, what is that I’m hearing around 6:30?

  20. Marshall Says:

    What’s the Use? – yeah. I heard it for sure.

  21. ChefBradford Says:

    I think that’s the What’s the Use jam. Yep, sure is

  22. ChefBradford Says:

    or quote, or tease, or what the hell ever

    serious millenial loopy groove funk going down

  23. Marshall Says:

    I heart loops. Need more in 2010.

    Also, love it when Page sprinkles a few klaxons here and there.

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    fuckin’ a, Marshall.

    I miss the loops. Some people find them annoying. For me, they lay a groundwork for heavy, mind-melting improv

    Nice work from Mike in this Tweez

  25. Marshall Says:

    And, just like that, it’s over. Streaming individual songs from Phishows is rather jarring to my ears when it just ends.

    I’m heading over to IT Waves now for the next half hour.

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