Ten Tunes For Friday

11.21.09 (Photo: Wendy Rogell)

With two months left until Summer Tour, let’s bust out ten jams for a springtime Friday! These selections span the mid to late-’90s, with some real gems in the playlist. Enjoy the music folks, and have a great weekend.


Stash” 3.30.93 I

One of the first profoundly expansive versions of “Stash” helped lay the foundation for the explosive year of 1993.



Funky Bitch” 11.30.97 I

The funkiest bitch in history.



Birds > If I Only Had a Brain > Caspian” 7.8.99 II

A gorgeous piece of improv from Virgina Beach; the band seamlessly slipped right into a Phishy take on The Scarecrow’s “If I Only Had a Brain.”



The Gorge

Split Open and Melt” 8.2.97 I

This fusing of “Split’s” menacing nature and the emerging, slowed-down textures of Summer ’97 put a spectacular cap on Phish’s first set ever played at The Gorge.



Tweezer > Lifeboy” 6.10.94 II

The first-ever Red Rocks “Tweezer”- a seriously dynamic and intense version strewn with Mind Left Body jam overtones.



Mike’s > Life On Mars? > Weekapaug” 11.15.95 II

"Mike's Song"

This multi-dimensional “Mike’s” from Tampa, Florida in Fall ’95, reminds us of the time when “Mike’s Grooves” were psychedelic events in the Phish universe, sparking fires in arenas across the land. And this “Weekapaug” ain’t too shabby either!

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1,145 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Willowed Says:

    Feel free to put that one in your arsenal Haly.
    You need to be surrounded by the right crowd though!

  2. Luther Justice Says:

    I haven’t been on TV. I believe it’s because of the mohawk I sport and the large amount of gold jewelry I display around my neck. They tell me it doesn’t inspire voter confidence. Life is rough when you’re the spitting image of Mr. T and were traumatized by an attack by Randy Macho Man Savage as a boy.

  3. halcyon Says:

    Here is another horrible one, I feel terrible posting this but …

    What is the best thing about sleeping with a 12 year old girl?

    Turn her over and you can sleep with a 12 year old boy!


  4. Kenny Powers Says:


    I love when you rock the KP quotes…speaking of which, I hope 2nd season comes out soon!

  5. flarrdogg Says:

    Nice qualifiers-

    Willow: I have a real bad one. Before any of you judge me after this joke, I want to state I have 2 daughters. I am not sure if that makes it OK to say this.

    Haly: Here is another horrible one, I feel terrible posting this but …

    LJ- Mr T. circa Rocky III would get my vote. Clubber Lang was some kinda fierce. That said, Rocky was wearing yellow trunks- deserved as ass whipping.

  6. flarrdogg Says:

    KP- I also dig how you include album art in the dloads. Very cool and unique. Listening now to the mp3 (no more flacs until I get more space) and it sounds far superior to previous source- probably the Neumann u87 that was circulating. Bravo!

  7. Luther Justice Says:

    When I read your posts I always hear the words in Kenny Power’s voice.

    I love the Rocky movies but it never bothered me when he got beat down. It’s the Clubber Lang in me.

  8. Kenny Powers Says:

    Glad you approve flarr! Yeah I love album art, can’t resist that and ID-tagged files. I’m a dork.

    Luther J – I was actually contemplating writing all of my blog posts in KP’s speaking style…would’ve been very tough to do on the reg, however.

  9. Angryjoggerz Says:

    i am nice and darthed

  10. flarrdogg Says:


    Take a look at this- just stumbled upon it. An exotic jaguar named Kevin? Too funny. I hope they make more of that show.

  11. Willowed Says:

    OK boys,
    I am calling it a night. I am going to try and get Mrs. Willowed drunk so we can have relations.
    I am going to watch this weeks episode of Lost on TIVO while filling her up with Merlot.
    Wish me luck!!

  12. flarrdogg Says:

    you said ‘filling her up with merlot’ hehe

    Good Luck!

  13. flarrdogg Says:

    I’m outty too. Good weekend all.


  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    @flarr: nite man. Ps…I was at 7/7/89 philly. Sick ass blow away (usually gets all the attention).

    @Luther: think I’ll miss ya this summer unless you pull a quick lil Hershey out and back.

    @willowed: you are a sick mf’er but I definitely have always enjoyed you for that

    @miner: extra strength gold bond? Can’t believe I’ve never heard about it

  15. butter Says:

    love that the counter for summer tour is up…w/ the pic from Toyota Park !!!

  16. neemor Says:

    as the father of a twelve year old girl, you now get a kick in the nuts from me when we meet this summer.
    ala cub

    BTW: Live Kung Fu stream tonight from Sully’s in Mass…

    There is a guy opening then the band will be on @ 11:30 or so.
    Check this out if you haven’t.
    Members of The Breakfast and RAQ…
    A must see improv band on the rise.

  17. neemor Says:

    I missed Mrs. Willowed?
    Damn it., story of my life.

  18. KWL Says:

    evening BB.

    wish i had the bandwidth to jump on that one, Neemor.

    I’m glad that at the end of the split in TTFF, a random dude by the taper’s section informs us that ‘that was fuckin dope.’ well said, random dude, well said.

  19. Willowed Says:

    OK Boys, I am back. This will be my last post tonight.
    I just watched Lost with the Mrs. It was a real mind fuck. I am confused,
    I think she is drunk so I am going to try and give her my all tonight. I hope I wil last for more than 6 minutes.
    Wish me luck….again.

  20. Willowed Says:

    One last thing before I go. I am drunk so bear with me.
    I really love this place. I think my wife even realized what a speacial thing we have here.
    I truly hope to see you on the road this summer.
    As you can see, when I drink I get real happy and emotional. It’s better than getting bitter and angry!
    This pace is special….fact!

  21. Willowed Says:

    That is the last post. Off to the love shack.
    I’ll update you all in the morning.
    Not too detailed though

  22. neemor Says:

    Gross willowed!
    Go get ‘er!

    I’m off to see this Kung Fu show, apparently it’s in Hartford!
    Better to be there in person than to watch it stream!

    Later yallz.

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Evening nighttime BB’ers

    How goes it?

  24. Willowed Says:

    I will let you know in 6 minutes BK
    I kid.
    Good night boys.
    Hello late night shift!!

  25. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Man this week has been busy.

    I am playing super dad this weekend as mi reina and a lady friend of hers have gone mexico way.

    My kiddos have my number dialed in so it should be a weekend to remember. Brace for impact.

    Shoulld be fine with enough activities to keep us all otherwise occupied.

    The will be more beer bottles in the recycle bin this week than others, most certainly.

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