A Thursday In March

Red Rocks '09 (Photo:Jeff Kravitz)


Jam of the Day:

Split Open and Melt” 7.3.94 II

Some Summer ’94 face-meltage from Old Orchard Beach’s July “4th” celebration.




8.2.98 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Torrent

8.2.98 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Megaupload

Deer Creek (Unknown)

Continuing our virtual tour of this summer’s sheds, here we have the first night of Deer Creek ’98. This show is undoubtedly highlighted by the second set segment, “Ghost > Lifeboy, Bowie.”

I: Roggae, The Divided Sky, The Horse > Silent in the Morning,  Boogie On Reggae Woman, Reba, Weigh, Too Much of Everything, Birds of a Feather

II: Possum, Ghost > Lifeboy, David Bowie, I Get a Kick Out of You*, Loving Cup

E: Harry Hood, Bittersweet Motel


Source: Schoeps CMC641 > Lunatec V2 > Apogee AD-1000 > D7 @ 48kHz

735 Responses to “A Thursday In March”

  1. Chuck D Says:

    The whole 4/20 aspect is worth $7 to me… imagine how many more peeps will be blazin’ on 4/20 in the theater than on 4/30…

  2. Marshall Says:

    So what is Trey singing during this Piper vocal jam (something that foreshadowed Exile, right?)?

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    The I-MAX Theaters are the only way to go now.

    Your not gonna get a better 3D-Phish Movie experience

  4. neemor Says:

    Miner loves that 7.30 Scents, and he’s right…it’s no foolin’.
    It was sneaky long at the show, as I recall.
    Lot’s of jaws on the floor….drooling.

    Spinning the Cypress Bowie….wow.
    I love the echo vocal effects on Bowie…I thought they only did that up to ’95 or so, but sure enough…there they are.
    I love a good Bowie.

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    god, I love how they go from that funky rhythm into the melodic piece where Mike is out front and then you can hear the words of IJWTSHF wafting around the melody, all anchored by Page’s organ work. if only we knew what were hearing at the time. I knew it was bliss — I distinctly recall everyone around me swaying to and fro like a huge wave of joy. shivers, chills, and all that.

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Chuck -D

    I’m 40

    If I’m not puffin’ it’s because I ran out.

    April 20th makes no difference too me anymore.

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    Everyday is April 20th in my world brah!

  8. kenny powers Says:


    i remember being on the lawn by myself, bugging out to that S&SS, and toward the 25-minute mark when they start to go into this dark little segment with Fish doing a pseudo-metal thing, this totally bored looing 20-something chick next to me turns to her boy and says “OK, this is getting old…”

    I was like are you kidding me? Best jam of the summer! One of ’em anyway.

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    @marshall, people said it was I Just Wanna see his face, but Im preety sure they are singing the “Light” vocal thing you know fences are filters etc.

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    llfa, growing herb is not bringing the revolution. Working to legalize is that act that is making the difference, not growing an illegal substance.

    I disagree in the strongest possible polite terms.

    For some, weed is just a way to get blunted, but for many of us it has been a tool of liberation…

    People have been working hard under threat of long prison sentences to bring you that sacrament.

    Of course it is a revolutionary act.

    The subversiveness of it is inherently revolutionary if nothing else, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    Any opinions on how the Gorge shows are from Summer 2003? Thanks!

    Typical ’03. Between the two it adds up to about one great Phish show worth of songs. A couple of spectacular jams and a bunch of sloppy crap.

    I was bored a lot of the time. Worth hearing to find the highlights though (starting with 7- )

  12. butter Says:


    besides its medicinal qualities

    it helps open up doors of alternative thinking and lifestyles

    as well as questioning why we do things the way we do

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    420 24/7 365

  14. Chuck D Says:

    “Everyday is April 20th in my world brah!”

    Oh, im there with ya…

    For me its just the social acceptance of it on 4/20. Maybe I’m just skewed because it was always a big deal for the youth in Denver/Boulder. Thousands of peeps flock to public places to puff… police just look at you with their arms crossed. To go to a phish movie on 4/20 sounds like the perfect way to spend the evening to me, rather than sit around and puff like I do almost every other night.

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    you know, I have never thought of that piper vocal jam as anything but IJWTSHF but the Light thing could be true. I’ll have to give it another listen after finishing this set up (can’t stop now as the Burble Hood is just on the other side of this Bowie) with those ears on…

  16. lastwaltzer Says:

    Hey Mr. C while I respect your opinion I think we can agree to disagree.

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    that attitude that butter and I share comes both from deep hippie roots and also directly from OG rasta culture in the 60s and 70s

    they were shipping that herb out to the US and literally praying over it as it left the island, praying to Jah that it would help bring souls to freedom, and that those freed souls would prompt people to make political change.

    they sang prayers out to the planes as they took off loaded with revolutionary cargo.

    one of the most beautiful images I know

  18. marcoesq Says:

    ^Definitely sounds like IJWTSHF jam, its in the same key and sheet

  19. lastwaltzer Says:


    “it helps open up doors of alternative thinking and lifestyles

    as well as questioning why we do things the way we do”

    abouslty but i don’t think its guarteenteed that it will do this, for some its no different then having a beer for others it changes their lives.

    I’m Out though FOR REAL

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    I just think it is funny that people still do “4/20”. Not that it is a bad thing ,but it seems like that got pretty commercial for a while.

  21. Mr. Completely Says:

    I guess so man

    I respect you but I can’t understand that opinion at all

    maybe you know too many of the mercenary types who are all about the benjamins

    there are plenty of those leeches around and they make the whole enterprise look bad

    in any case I am not really trying to convince you

    I am just making myself clear for anyone who is interested

  22. Kaveh Says:

    It is amazing how fast I’m thrown back into the goods of Summer 2003! Now hitting the Chalkdust Torture (not the IT monster Chalkdust, which is one of my all-time favorite versions of that song). 07.30.03 – Set I rolls on…

  23. kenny powers Says:

    Mr. C – that last post is gospel. Sight and seen.

  24. kenny powers Says:

    i meant the one you posted at 1:12

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    course its not guaranteed to work, for many it’s just another way to numb the pain

    people can misunderstand anything

    I know peeps who have taken hundreds of doses (which I consider to be the greatest sacrament we have) and still haven’t figured out how to not be dicks, the most basic shit about life

    idiots can always miss the point

    the ones who actually get it are the ones that matter

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