14 Years Ago…

11.1.09 - Festival 8 (G.Lucas)


Remembering Jazzfest: Today is the 14-year anniversary of Phish’s lone performance at the fairgrounds of New Orleans’ Jazz Fest on April 26, 1996. Though not deeply improvisational, this memorable day carried a marked significance for the band. Here is the beginning of a short memoir I wrote last year.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the greatest traditions of this land. Uniting the best and brightest from all walks of improvisational music, combined with southern flavor and creole cuisine, Jazzfest becomes a multi-sensory indulgence. This past weekend, the ‘09 edition got underway, and yesterday, April 26th was the 13 year anniversary of Phish’s unique Jazzfest appearance in 1996.  Performing at the festival grounds under the blazing southern heat, and right before The Meters, the band played one long set that created a unique dynamic between Phish and their classic surroundings….Read on


Jam of the Day:

Harry Hood” 12.5.95 II

A brilliant and soulful rendition from UMASS ’95; a perfect piece to kick off the week.




4.20.94 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA < Torrent

4.20.94 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA < Megaupload

Katrina Benefit - Radio City (unk)

The Dave Matthews Band opened, and then joined Phish during “YEM.”

I: Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Julius, Bouncing Around the Room, Rift, Axilla (Part II), Stash, Suzy Greenberg

II: Poor Heart, Run Like an Antelope, Magilla, Paul and Silas, Sample in a Jar, Big Ball Jam, Harry Hood, Fee, You Enjoy Myself* > Somewhere Over the Rainbow Jam

E: Highway to Hell

* w/ Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Carter Beauford, and Steffan Lessard.

Source: (FOB) AKG 460/ck61s > Custom Pre=Amp


633 Responses to “14 Years Ago…”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    just found out on my mac that when you put both of your fingers together on the mouse and then move them apart it zooms the page in and out….and they say bane makes you dumber?

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    I am in Madison, Selector J. you got me right

  3. Selector J Says:

    phew! Memory ain’t what it used to be…

    Well, thanks for tuning in, dude. If I had time I was gonna find a ganja track and place ‘neemsbane’ in the title instead. Epic-ness must wait until next week…

    I gotta pack up and get out of here. Thanks again for tuning in.

    4 gold rings

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    No problem, Selector J. Like Gus said it is definitely a treat.

    We gotta get more people on the board to tune it. Great music.

    Have a good night, man!

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    Re:Scientist….Love him. One of my favorite dub artists….prodigy of Tubby, second generataion style

  6. Mr.Miner Says:

    Scientist Meets the Space Invaders is another gem of that era…

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    yeh tomorrow they are showing Ab Aerteno (sp?) again
    at least they picked a good one..

    ^^REALLY? Blowin!!!

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ silly. there are all sorts of settings like that. like slide your finger to one corner to make everything disappear, or to the other to see all open applications…etc..Mitch will tell you 🙂

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