Ten Tunes For Friday

Red Rocks '09 (G. Lucas)

Don’t try doing the math today because nothing adds up to ten. But it is Friday, and we have ten central tunes to take up some of the day. This week I tried to switch up the song choices a bit, going for a fresh vibe. Also, these selections focus on the late ’90s with a dash of post-hiatus. Enjoy the tunes, and. as always, enjoy the weekend! (Song titles double as download links.)

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Tube” 2.22.03 II

A bumpin’ version that kicked off the final set of Cincy’s two-night stand on Phish’s first tour back from their break.

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Timber > Simple” 11.16.97 II

McNichols Arena

A dark piece of improv, “Timber” moves into a gorgeous section of melodic resolution before an energetic transition into “Simple” overtakes the arena. This was part of a strong second set that gets rightfully overshadowed by the musical mastery of the following show at McNichols.

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The Curtain > Tweezer” 11.12.95 II

A dynamic, multi-tiered excursion from Gainesville, Florida during Fall ’95. Page leads the initial segment of the piece while Trey hops onto his kit. But when he steps back onto guitar, it’s some of the more uplifting music you’ll hear. A truly great version through and through.

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It’s Ice > Velvet Sea” 9.20.00 II

"It's Ice" (Unk)

In the middle of Cincinatti’s second set, Phish went deep in the subterranean section of “It’s Ice.” The stanza’s centerpiece drifted into the most interesting version of the song I’ve ever heard. A section of awesome improv sees Trey move from guitar to keys, toying with many of his signature licks.

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Frankie Says” 12.28.03 I

Amidst a heavy first set of Miami ’03’s New Year’s run, “Frankie Says” brought the surprise psychedelia.

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Twist > Slave” 7.4.00 II

July 4th

The triumphant final suite of of Phish’s stand out second set on the 4th of July in Camden, NJ.

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Emotional Rescue > Split” 11.21.97 I

The comedic opener of Hampton ’97 moved from humor to funk, and eventually into a dark and twisting “Split.” Things were officially underway.

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612 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Robear Says:

    would love to, Mitch. will be great shows, no doubt. if they would have followed up Camden with just about anything but MPP, I’d have done that instead of the southern swing.

    don’t need to go to MPP. been there, done that.

  2. kayatosh Says:

    robear: no camden for you? those might be my only summer shows. i’m old and needed round here.

  3. Robear Says:

    kaya, believe you me, would love to hit camden. big travel to the east, so i wanted to hit 4 in a row. last four are my best option. can’t do SPAC, daughter’s birthday, or would have considered Hartford > SPAC.

    have no desire to hit MPP again.

  4. kayatosh Says:

    I’m with you on MPP. sort of a violent vibe down there. last time i was there, was august 98 for phish.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    spinnin the 4-3-98 piper. wowser.

  6. Corey Says:

    @kaya, 98 for me too. DOn’t have a desire to go down there again.

    Oh, and Miner set up a new post so….
    Get over there and create a new set of pages.

  7. Gratefulcub Says:

    Embrace the linen dude. I spend summer in enough linen to pass as Cuban. Light airy and ventilated. As close as you can get to wearing nothing at all!

  8. bouncin fan Says:

    For me kaya Europe and China are all that matters

    If Europe can ring fence Greece and Portugal and China isn’t a bubble we should b ok

    Stocks are somewhat cheap and earnings should be supportive

    I’m not a bear until housing collapses again or we see some inflation

    0% rates and supportive government should prop it up it up once we bottom

    When shit seems darkest I start wanting to buy

  9. kayatosh Says:

    ah thanks corey. i’d be here all day wonderin where everyone went. peace

  10. kayatosh Says:

    right on bouncin. i’m hopin for a little scalp. I’ll take a little weakness after a bump early monday. but you can’t rule out further tankage. not convinced we’ve seen the near term bottom. we’ll see. i’m smellin a kaya defeat. f’ me.

  11. Selector J Says:

    “That’s what the local rastas puffed”

    I would have put on this tune and chiefed the corn cob, just for kicks…

    Joe, you should add that song to the Brown Frown Blues soundtrack.

    Which reminds me, still waiting on Best Buy to get back to me after my local tv news threat from a couple of days ago. (‘Bush Weed Corn Trash’ is on one of those records…)

    @kaya
    peanut allergies are scary. I feel for ya. My oldest has some wheat allergy and I forget to check stuff all the time for him. Luckily, it’s not nearly as severe as peanut allergies.

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    do wet wipes fall under the antibiotics umbrella?

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