Ten Tunes For Friday

Asheville 6.9 (Lanser)

Friday has come back around, bringing ten more songs to kick off your weekend. This round, I featured musical couplets, delivering ten tracks in five selections. This week, I mixed a couple post-hiatus highlights into the mix,. Enjoy the pairings and have a great weekend!


Tweezer > Lifeboy” 6.23.94 II

This is the third consecutive version of “Lifeboy” that dripped out of “Tweezer” during June 1994. This “Tweezer” features prominent jamming on Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love.” (Excuse the nasty tape flip at the end of “Tweezer.”)



Timber Ho!, Jam > Taste” 11.30.96 II

A rare time when a guest enhanced a show, Peter Apfelbaum, on tenor sax, added a whole new element to this sequence, pushing the vibe in the direction of Phish fusion.



Suzy Greenberg > Theme” 12.28.03 II

Miami '03

On the first night of Miami ’03, this unlikely combo formed a significant chunk of set two. Diving far from the structure of “Suzy,” the band entered a menacing passage in which Trey offered a stunning guitar confessional.



Twist > Simple” 11.29.03 II

One of few highlights from ’03’s Turkey Run that stands the test of time.



Makisupa > David Bowie” 10.29.95 II

A devestating “Bowie” from the night before Halloween ’95, in Louisville, Kentucky.


638 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    im diving into coltrane a love supreme

  2. voopa Says:

    BK, Lycan, Beasel

    I’m happy for all of you. My parents were both musicians, mom was a music major at Temple and taught piano lessons on the side when I was growing up; dad was in a jazz trio and played piano/organ around Philly in the late 50’s.

    Don’t know exactly why they left the East Coast, but it was probably under shady circumstances (mom said that he met dad while they were teaching music together in Philly, but from what I gather there was some kind of FBI-related drug sting that got them together)..at any rate, I started mom’s piano lessons when I was 3, but I was never able to commit.

    Took band in school, played clarinet, but drifted away from it in High School, until one day during my sophomore year the band teacher gave me a ride home and convinced me to get back into music…played clarinet and sax and did choir and basically reset my path, so much so that I went to college as a Music major.

    Went to Pacific in Stockton CA (started as a clarinet major but switched to piano after 1 year), but was less than inspired and fucked around most of the time…once I got familiar with Zappa’s music I wanted to be in his band, but never really considered it a possibility, mainly because I was to lazy to commit….

    Took composition my Junior year…wrote a percussion ensemble piece called MPOA (Manic Percussionists on Acid – complete with quotes from All Blues and I Shot the Sheriff), and it was good enough to get me a B for the course…arranged a couple things for the pep band after that, but could never get really into it.

    Now I haven’t really played since 1998, despite the fact that I have my dad’s Hammond BV (very similar to the B3) and Leslie cabinet, but they’re in disrepair, and I have had too many other financial obligations to deal with it…but one day, I will be back, and I will form the best bad Nirvana Cover Band ever!

  3. ChefBradford Says:

    I played clarinet for seven years, baritone for three or four, and piano for a month

  4. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Great story Voopa. Thanks for sharing

    It’s cool that both of your parents were so heavily involved in music

  5. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Voopa its never late to get back in it!

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    Can’t believe you said fnord Chef! I’m about a third of the way thru that trilogy based on this boards recommendation at the moment. Strange stuff indeed, very enjoyable. Still haven’t seen a fnord though.

  7. ChefBradford Says:

    Bingos- you just did, didn’t you? 😉

    nah, i saw one on Beasle’s MySpace page

  8. lycanthropist Says:

    Still in and out

  9. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    My drummer is a big fan of those books

  10. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    If you’re still here Lycan I want to wish you a great show tonight. Have fun man! 🙂

    I am now out for the night. I’ll talk to you folks later. Thanks for the music convo. tonight.


  11. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    I’ll be around
    going out for a smoke

  12. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Peace BK

  13. garretc Says:

    I’ve said it many a time, and I’ll say it again:

    Arabia is the shit.

    That is all. (As far as that goes…)

    In other news, very exciting day today, I wrote my first song on the guitar! I’m now 4 months in to learning that instrument and I’m having the time of my life!


    Figured it tied in with tonight’s convo…

  14. voopa Says:

    “Voopa its never late to get back in it!”

    I know, but I’ve seen what it does to people…Jerry, Janis, Jimi….of course, I’ve seen the redemption side too…Trey, Clapton, etc…plus my wife (who’s a High School Band Director) did some gigging for a while and it tore her to shreds, so I’m kind of reluctant to go there, but I’ve learned a lot too, so we’ll see….

  15. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    u always have music to fall back on!

  16. garretc Says:


    There’s no reason you need to ever go out on the road! Just let there be songs to fill the air…

  17. voopa Says:


    Here’s another pop song that been on my mind lately, just to torture you all…

  18. garretc Says:

    Nothing torturous about that one voopa!

    That was practically my theme song two summers ago (and everybody else’s too I guess, although I’m pretty sure I beat most people to it…)

  19. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    whats the link to the new vid, i never watched it, heard it was crazy

  20. voopa Says:


  21. garretc Says:

    Would you like to take an action that causes hilarity to ensue? Put on your favorite acoustic, mellow, chill out song, then go watch this video on mute, full screen, in 720p!

    Read Icculus I tell you!

  22. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    is so choppy it wont let me pause so it loads

  23. ChefBradford Says:

    that shit’s intense

  24. halcyon Says:

    Beenlistening to MIA a lot lately. She has attitude and an edge that I like.

  25. halcyon Says:

    Sometimes I like a good pop song 😉

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