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!


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.



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.



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.)



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.



Stash” 8.28.93 I

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



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.



Free” 11.9.98 I

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



Reba” 12.7.95 II

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



YEM” 6.9.00 E

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

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866 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    neemor – whats the date of that recent reba? ill dl it

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    @bouncin fan

    enjoy that new CF

    steeped in NIrvana and Pearl Jam influence just for you

    in fact we wrote a song with you in mind! check it out.

    Two Eyes is the name of it

  3. Robear Says:

    lycan, caught the first 2 episodes of season 6. weirdness*

    *doesn’t like the taste of english on his tongue

  4. Lycanthropist Says:


    Season 6 has a strange story arc, but i think most of it pays off

  5. wook in sheepsclothing Says:

    @bouncin fan – i didn’t get a chance to respond to you yesterday. I’m sorry. OMG you saw the Phish movie, you are so lucky. KDF>Sample>Bouncin to start Chicago!!! I’m getting so pumped!

  6. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Ah Wisco…

    Is it nice in Madison today?

    80 and hot here. Good for sweaty housework, which I’ve missed actually. There are downsides to sitting and talking for a living…

    And 11/17/97 on the speakers – it’s been a while for this classic

  7. voopa Says:

    The movie was great. Had a blast. Saw a couple w00ks!

    It was nice to revisit some moments of F8 that I had forgotten, but I thought it could have used more:

    crowd shots
    grounds shots
    and Wolfman’s->Piper would have been nice. A little bit of an interview would be OK too.

    As for the 3D, meh. I’ve always thought of as kind of gimmicky anyway, so perhaps that’s just me. They didn’t seem to use it enough though.

    When I handed my tour buddy his glasses, he said, “Finally, I’ll be able to see in 3D!” Heh…

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    Sunny and 68, Dr. Pro!

    not doing me any good thought. I have my first final on Monday, so Im confined to the indoors Chalk Dust Torture style.

    why can’t I live while Im young!?

    By the way, its Mifflin right now…missing it. I’ve never been, so i don’t know what Im missing. Better that way.

  9. Robear Says:

    silly, while you’re stuck indoors, go download 12/11/97 if you don’t have it.

    scorcher, rager and all ‘dat.

  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    havent gotten around to the weekend nuggets…on hiatus until further notice 😉

  11. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    My professional recommendation to avoid finals burnout: Study until 4:20 PM Central, honor that moment appropriately, then walk over to Miffly and treat yourself to an hour or so brat-and-beer break before getting back to the books.

    Ah, vicarious living

  12. Robear Says:

    ^at bt.etree.org

    there’s a matrix. sickness. seeding now

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    I second the 12/11/97 rec

    one of my old school favorites..

    might have been my first show i got on tape

  14. Robear Says:

    miner, about to hit my weekend nuggets.

    UIC ’98 ‘YEM’ for a monday jam?

    friend said wooks were flying through the air, kids were throwing kung fu kicks and generally losing it.

  15. Robear Says:

    trey can barely keep up with his ‘johnny b alter ego’


    the ’97 fluffers should have sent me this show first!

  16. Robear Says:

    time to fire up the kubota.

    hey FoOlio’S,

    don’t forget to send your extra Greeks to VOOPA!

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    Working on the download, Robear.

    and that sounds pretty tempting, Dr. Pro. I mean, I have to see what it’s all about, right?


  18. SillyWilly Says:


    Im downloading a recording upped by A-train…is this the right one?

  19. purplehumpbackwhale Says:


    terrible review

    i wrote 2 angry comments

  20. kayatosh Says:

    @aw: good to hear from you, buddy. your mrkt. assessment is once again spot on — a news driven, increasingly skittish mrkt. don’t get too carried away as a bear, but there could be a few more days to make hay. Friday was a big day for the bears, esp. from midday on.

    reits have been a hoot. up over 3% thurs, down that much and more the next. Fri. they liked the spg report, and then suddenly they didn’t. fickle. sell the news on the ones that have run up crazy.. like spg.

    i made $ in the last pullback you spoke of, but got a beat down when it snapped back. i plan to avoid getting pantsed in a possible snapback. peace, aw.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    this time

  22. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    How’s this for rationalization:

    You’d be passing up an educational experience if you miss it. It’s a time-honored expression of local solidarity and the opening of the summer season of merrymaking. One could argue that you’d be unable to properly and subtly understand Wisconsin state law and organic civic culture if you haven’t done some immersion in the Mifflin St. block party.

  23. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    Two loveable quotes
    “Phish, aka Grateful Dead: The Next Generation”


    “Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman (a drummer in a dress), Mike Gordon and Page McConnell are accomplished players, but aside from the occasional grin during the show, dull performers.”

  24. SillyWilly Says:

    That argument is simply irresistible, Dr. Pro.

    Looks like I have no other choice but to go down there.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    i am not holding short over the weekend. but will look to get short again mon. s&P broke support, but o% rates trump everything. $ will find the mrkt.

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