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. kenny powers Says:

    right on T3!

  2. Stupendous Says:

    Love this place!!!!

    Get to leave early to go get oil change.

    Will prob make a late appearance tonight

    Peace Y’all

    and have an awesome weekend!

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    KP- is your alter -ego in that new Will Farrell movie “Land of the Lost”? I caught some of that on tV the other night. Every time i saw that character all i could picture was this guy with a bad Ray-ban sunburn remastering Phish auds.

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @KP
    got your email. I’ll respond tonight so that I can give you the full info when I am not supposed to be working…

  5. Guyute711 Says:

    KP were you at festival 8?

  6. KWL Says:

    @KP & TIII

    this place is a freakin’ awesome resource

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    20 Years Later will explode this year. I used to think that Faulty Plan was going to be the next jam vehicle off of Joy. Maybe that ship has sailed? 20 Years has loads of un -tapped potential.

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @KWL
    no doubt. I came here for the articles and music but stayed for the conversation and amazing information resources. well, I still come here for the music and articles, but it is the community that makes it feel even more worthwhile.

  9. tela'smuff Says:

    20years is the one song i think should be that once or twice a tour. Use it as a landing point from a nice big scary jam. make it a special thing as a beacon for a special show.

  10. voopa Says:

    KP and were next to each other walking into the venue on 10/31 and didn’t realize it until we were sharing pics here!

  11. Mr.Palmer Says:

    bouncin fan or AW- what was that african group you were hyping the other day? Orchestra Poly….? I’m on an i-tunes purchase binge here. Just grabbed Ranglin’s Below the Bassline as per the BB recommendations

  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    @ tela’s- worked very well in that role at SPAC last year after the big Numberline.

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I’ve Been Aropund should never be played again IMO. Waste of time..

  14. KWL Says:

    later y’all, road trippin it down to ithaca. happy friday.

  15. Guyute711 Says:

    Was he dressed as KP? My buddy saw Kenny and said “Hey it’s m’fn Kenny Powers,” and Kenny Powers responded, “Fuck YOU!” We were practically rolling on the ground laughing.

  16. Aquaman Says:

    @Willowed

    Three years ago I held my then baby girl while rollin’. I had deposited the baby sitter in a cab and I think my saying goodbye woke her up. (small condo). She cried, I went to hold and rock her back to sleep…..then I just started staring.

    I have never felt love that strong. Or rather, my love level was taken to a whole new plane and has remained ever since. She really is quite and anaxing kids (now four). I smiled so much my cheeks hurt.

    Since that night I have dropped the anti depressants I am all ‘bane all the time. After long well thought out back and forth discussions with Aqualady, she just came to the realization that I am a nicer person on ‘bane off the ‘scripts. Plus I hated myself on those things. I was just plain wierd.

    I enjoy my kids 100 time more now.

    Nothing like ‘Bane and a nice bike ride, with the girls in the trailer to their favorite lunch spot. We sit outdoors, they get juice and good mac’ n cheese. I get a pint and blackened tilapia sammy. Great way to spend lunchtime Saturday. Then back the casa for the girls nap time and daddy’s Tivo’d golf tourney time. This week…..the Byron Nelson.

    Sorry for the disjointed schmootz. I am at work, staring at the cube wall and the typing is just rollin’ off free form.

    In reviewing the post I think I sound crazy……but I swear I am not.

    -Aqua-

  17. bouncin fan Says:

    Ochestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou

    anything on Soundway or Analog Africa

    Echos Hypnotiques is a great one to start

    if you want I can repost those links to see which wins you dig

    I say you can’t go wrong with any of this shit though

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Thanks man. Dling Echos now. looking forward to it.

  19. kenny powers Says:

    I was at F8 but i was dressed as a German beer garden guy, not KP.

    And yes, that same actor was in Land of the Lost. And Tropic Thunder, and Pineapple Express….his name is Danny McBride. He plays the same type of character in everything but it never gets old IMO.

  20. kenny powers Says:

    and i wore my PT tee but no one said anything! of course, it was dark out and i bought a hoody i was so cold. oops.

  21. gratefulcub Says:

    Good story Aqua. I held my little girl baned about 3 weeks after she was born and got completely emotional. So much so that my wife has pictures of the moment that I didn’t know existed until they came in the mail.

    As sad as it sounds, it was the moment that I finally connected with her and fully understood the magnitude of the situation.

    Life without the occasional herb is not all that it can be for me because it at times unlocks something inside that I had forgotten about or not yet discovered. It alters my reality and lets me think and feel in a different way.

    It’s like I have told some guys that I work for when I was drunk talking (and shouldn’t have been): I like substances that ENHANCE my senses and emotions, not dulls them like alcohol.

  22. sumodie Says:

    yes, I am not listening to the shows for a reason. I explained it a page or two back. I like the idea of having a great show or 4 out there that I still haven’t listened to . It started out as an accident but now I’m waiting for the right time.

    Agreed. I also dislike doing what I’m told / what’s expected of me (consciously and unconsciously) and frequently avoid what’s popular.

    I too will have many buried treasures awaiting me at 50! 8)

  23. sumodie Says:

    ^ Though I’ve heard the Island run (and was at the Prov shows)

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Albert- 4 songs in and already blown away. Good shit.

  25. Aquaman Says:

    @ GCub

    Agreed.

    Ale and Wine are much more meal enhancers than mood enhancers for me these days.

    -Aqua-

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