Ten Tunes For Friday

12.3.09 (W.Rogell)

Don’t look now, but it’s almost May! Summer tour sits but six weeks away. Until then, we’ll continue celebrating Fridays with Ten Tunes. This week’s playlist features diverse selections between ’93 and 2000. Enjoy the jams and the weekend!

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Tweezer” 12.31.93 II

I hadn’t spun this “Tweezer” in a while – wow! A top-notch jam that opened the second set of New Year’s Eve features some straight up funk stylings fused with the balls-out energy and precision of ’93 – a devastating combination.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/09-Tweezer-12.31.93.mp3]

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2001 > David Bowie” 10.27.95 II

This deep dive into darkness features a furious opening half with Trey speaking in tongues, before the band resets the jam halfway through.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/10-2001_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/11-David-Bowie.mp3]

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7.31.09 (G.Lucas)

Split > Buffalo Bill > Makisupa > Rift” 10.29.94 I

This ending of the first set features some point-on improv and great transitions from the band in their last show before Halloween. (We’ll count this selection as two songs.)

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Split-Open-and-Melt-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/08-Buffalo-Bill-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/09-Makisupa-Policeman-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/10-Rift.mp3]

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Ghost” 11.11.98 II

While the “Halley’s” gets most of the attention from Van Andel ’98, this second-set closing “Ghost” is one of the best of the tour.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/14-Ghost.mp3]

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Stash” 8.28.93 I

This first-set version from Phish’s tour finale features some mind-bending, full-band interplay.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Stash-8.28.93.mp3]

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Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I

The impressive first-setter gets into some infectious grooving, offering, arguably, the best jam over the band’s last Vegas stand before hiatus.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Bathtub-Gin.mp3]

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Free” 11.9.98 I

This chunky first set version from UIC 98’s third night became an instant classic.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/08-Free.mp3]

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Reba” 12.7.95 II

A phenomenal version from one of the stronger shows of December ’95.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/15-Reba.mp3]

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YEM” 6.9.00 E

On Japan 2000’s opening night, Phish dropped this swank, laid back encore in Tokyo.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/13-YEM.mp3] Tags:

866 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    And you’re very welcome by the way. I feel good right now knowing that you guys enjoyed that. Great feeling

    Thanks again all

  2. Voidboy Says:

    @BK
    Yeah, totally did… actually had a familiar felling (chopin? – Rusty on my classical)… I remember cutting my teeth on keyboards… a lot of fun.

  3. KWL Says:

    funny shit from our newest member of the BB family, bouncin fan. I hope to meet you at a picnic someday so we can discuss the finer points of great music.

  4. Voidboy Says:

    I’m a big Rick Wakeman fan personally… (a little ELP is cool too)… good stuff.

  5. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    How did you manage to cut your teeth on keyboards Void? I’m intrigued…

    Or was that a joke?

  6. garretc Says:

    @BK

    I think he was saying “cut his teeth” as in that was what he learned on… One of those colloquialisms that make English so confusing to foreigners!

    And I’m doing pretty well myself, ready for the weekend! Got my madre and aunt coming to visit for the weekend, so that’ll be cool. And Phish3D soon too!

    I’ma give your song a listen…

  7. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Oh….yeah looking at figuratively it makes a lot more sense. My bad.

    Hope you like the song Garretc! Thanks for listening

  8. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I am an idiot

    That is all

  9. garretc Says:

    Yeah BK, sounds pretty good, especially for a first composition!

    My advice/critique would be to try for a little more rhythmic variation, it’ll help the melodies feel more melodic and less like they’re the background for something else…

    But yeah, not too shabby at all!

  10. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Thanks Garretc! I’ll have to work on that. I noticed that too while listening that the melodies do get a tad monotonous by the end.

    I try to practice atleast 45mins – an hour everyday, so I’ll have to play around with that next time

  11. Voidboy Says:

    @BK

    Sorry, I gt a phone call.

    No joke. I learned basic musical theory on keyboard, but focused on guitar.

  12. garretc Says:

    Yeah man, I wish I had practiced my saxophone everyday in high school… Instead I practiced about once a month, tops…

    But I like to think I’m making up for it now by practicing at least an hour, usually two, a day to learn the guitar!

    Ahhhh, music… It’s so cool!

  13. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah I tried guitar, but the spasticity in my left arm/hand (CP) doesn’t really let me play so well so I switched to piano. Glad I did!

  14. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Indeed, Garretc, music is probably my favorite thing ever.

  15. Voidboy Says:

    @garretc

    It’s all about the scales. Well, whatever works. I love Phish for the “unknown variable component.” An early right up in RollingStone for, It’s “a Live One” turned me on to their musical leanings and I’ve been a fan ever since.

  16. Voidboy Says:

    “write up”

  17. Voidboy Says:

    @BK
    Again, thanks for sharing. I appreciate your interest and desire to share your process.

    Okay, till next time guys and gals.

  18. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Likewise to you, Void, for listening. I really appreciate the kind remarks/critique from all of you. Thanks again

  19. garretc Says:

    Yup @Void, it’s all about the scales! First thing I learned, practice ’em everytime I play…

  20. Lycanthropist Says:

    hey guys

    just got back from the theater

    great time!

    ample volume.. an interactive audience..

    lot of fun

  21. Lycanthropist Says:

    glad to see BK gettin some love on her

  22. Lycanthropist Says:

    love on here*

    whoops 😉

  23. garretc Says:

    Don’t you think he’s a little young to be “gettin some love on HER”? For shame Lycan!

    I’m glad you dug 3D though! Making me all the more excited for when I go!

  24. garretc Says:

    Darn, beat me to it…

  25. ChefBradford Says:

    Bisco is in the studio for this week’s edition of NPR’s World Cafe, if that’s your bag

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